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Based on breakthrough new science in the field of hydration, Quench debunks many popular myths about "getting enough water" and offers a revolutionary five-day jump start plan that shows how better hydration can reduce or eliminate ailments like chronic headaches, weight gain, gut pain, and even autoimmune conditions. Chronic headaches, brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, Based on breakthrough new science in the field of hydration, Quench debunks many popular myths about "getting enough water" and offers a revolutionary five-day jump start plan that shows how better hydration can reduce or eliminate ailments like chronic headaches, weight gain, gut pain, and even autoimmune conditions. Chronic headaches, brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, gut pain, autoimmune conditions. We may think these and other all-too-common modern maladies are due to gluten intake or too much sugar or too little exercise. But there is another missing piece to the health puzzle: Proper hydration. Yes, even in this era of Poland Spring many of us are dehydrated due to moisture-lacking diets, artificial environments, medications, and over-dependence on water as our only source of hydration. For this reason, that new diet or exercise plan may fail because our body doesn't have enough moisture to support it. Quench presents a wellness routine that can reverse all of that, based on breakthrough new science in the field of hydration. Readers will be surprised to learn that drinking too much water can flush out vital nutrients and electrolytes. Here is where "gel water" comes in: the water from plants (like cucumber, berries, aloe), which our bodies are designed to truly absorb right down to the cellular level. In fact, Ms. Bria's work as an anthropologist led her to the realization that desert people stay hydrated almost exclusively from what they eat, including gel plants like cactus. Based on groundbreaking science from the University of Washington's Pollack Water Lab and other research, Quench offers a five-day jump start plan: hydrating meal plans and the heart of the program, smoothies and elixirs using the most hydrating and nutrient-packed plants. Another unique feature of their approach is micro-movements -- small, simple movements you can make a few times a day that will move water through your fascia, the connective tissue responsible for hydrating our bodies. You will experience more energy, focus, and better digestion within five days . . . then move onto the lifetime plan for continued improvements, even elimination of symptoms.


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Based on breakthrough new science in the field of hydration, Quench debunks many popular myths about "getting enough water" and offers a revolutionary five-day jump start plan that shows how better hydration can reduce or eliminate ailments like chronic headaches, weight gain, gut pain, and even autoimmune conditions. Chronic headaches, brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, Based on breakthrough new science in the field of hydration, Quench debunks many popular myths about "getting enough water" and offers a revolutionary five-day jump start plan that shows how better hydration can reduce or eliminate ailments like chronic headaches, weight gain, gut pain, and even autoimmune conditions. Chronic headaches, brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, gut pain, autoimmune conditions. We may think these and other all-too-common modern maladies are due to gluten intake or too much sugar or too little exercise. But there is another missing piece to the health puzzle: Proper hydration. Yes, even in this era of Poland Spring many of us are dehydrated due to moisture-lacking diets, artificial environments, medications, and over-dependence on water as our only source of hydration. For this reason, that new diet or exercise plan may fail because our body doesn't have enough moisture to support it. Quench presents a wellness routine that can reverse all of that, based on breakthrough new science in the field of hydration. Readers will be surprised to learn that drinking too much water can flush out vital nutrients and electrolytes. Here is where "gel water" comes in: the water from plants (like cucumber, berries, aloe), which our bodies are designed to truly absorb right down to the cellular level. In fact, Ms. Bria's work as an anthropologist led her to the realization that desert people stay hydrated almost exclusively from what they eat, including gel plants like cactus. Based on groundbreaking science from the University of Washington's Pollack Water Lab and other research, Quench offers a five-day jump start plan: hydrating meal plans and the heart of the program, smoothies and elixirs using the most hydrating and nutrient-packed plants. Another unique feature of their approach is micro-movements -- small, simple movements you can make a few times a day that will move water through your fascia, the connective tissue responsible for hydrating our bodies. You will experience more energy, focus, and better digestion within five days . . . then move onto the lifetime plan for continued improvements, even elimination of symptoms.

30 review for Quench: Beat Fatigue, Drop Weight, and Heal Your Body Through the New Science of Optimum Hydration

  1. 5 out of 5

    Galen Johnson

    I don't have a problem with the message of this book-- drink more water, get water from plants, move more-- but I do have a problem with the frequent pseudoscience and clickbait-style writing that the authors used to deliver the messages. They acknowledge in the introduction that the science they base their claims on is not confirmed by clinical studies, but spend the rest of the book speaking as if a lot of the science is settled. In one example of misleading science, they state "But what our n I don't have a problem with the message of this book-- drink more water, get water from plants, move more-- but I do have a problem with the frequent pseudoscience and clickbait-style writing that the authors used to deliver the messages. They acknowledge in the introduction that the science they base their claims on is not confirmed by clinical studies, but spend the rest of the book speaking as if a lot of the science is settled. In one example of misleading science, they state "But what our new science has alerted us to is that water, full of those electrolytes, is also full of electrons that run our electrical function." Science has not just discovered new electrons in water. Scientists are discovering cool new things about water, but not that it has more electrons than previously thought-- H20 has the same number we've known about for a while. The authors mis-state work on microbiomes by claiming that our gut bacteria "Even inside us, down in that dark, they can read the angle of light waves and know what time it is and what season it is." No, science has not shown that our microbiome gets daily and seasonal updates from light penetrating our organs; our microbiome interacts with other signals that *our* senses pick up on and then signal to other parts of our body. I could go on and on, but I'll give just one more example of the clickbait style writing-- the authors claim that cell phones cause dehydration because switching tasks requires the brain to make new neurotransmitters, which takes water, and because the cell-phone slouch blocks fluid flow because of the position of your neck. So...it is not actually cell phones, the same could be said for multi-tasking in general or reading a book, but that wouldn't make as exciting of a section title. And I am not going to stop doing interesting things just because I might have to expend a little water making new thoughts. There were also plenty of contradictions, such as a section in the introduction about how bad bottled water is for the environment, and then spring water being one of the things on the shopping list for the Quench Plan). The recipes needed better editing; one "hot" beverage never mentions any heating of a single ingredient, and many the recipes call for coconut milk, without differentiating between canned coconut milk and beverage-type coconut milk-- when you are using 1 cup for a 1-serving recipe, the calorie differential is huge. The book also seems to be written for a very specific audience-- mostly women, mostly people who work at sedentary jobs, and are likely of a certain economic class. The authors say that one of the advantages to being better hydrated is that you will get up more during the day, thus moving your body more. Hardly something someone doing hard labor may need to worry about, and something people in very regimented jobs may not have the liberty to do. Again, I'm not saying that most of us can't benefit from things like drinking more water, getting more healthy foods in our diet, and moving a bit more. But this book could have delivered that message with sound science, rather than misrepresenting and fudging on the science.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Yodamom

    Interesting. 3.5 I believe in the need for more water, and gained some new steps for my health. I drink the water mixture every morning, I add Chia seeds in my smoothies, and take more time for stretches. I'm just not completely sold on some of their scientific truths. Even so I found some useful to me knowledge that will improve my quality of life. Interesting. 3.5 I believe in the need for more water, and gained some new steps for my health. I drink the water mixture every morning, I add Chia seeds in my smoothies, and take more time for stretches. I'm just not completely sold on some of their scientific truths. Even so I found some useful to me knowledge that will improve my quality of life.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Cindy H.

    Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for gifting me with this ARC. I offer my unbiased opinions in exchange for the review copy. Quench is a unique approach for those looking to improve their overall health and rid their bodies of aches,pains and toxins. It’s not meant as a weight loss plan but it certainly promises to help reduce belly gut and other extra fat. The basic premise is water and lots of water combined with certain foods, mostly plant based will eliminate and attack all those unwante Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for gifting me with this ARC. I offer my unbiased opinions in exchange for the review copy. Quench is a unique approach for those looking to improve their overall health and rid their bodies of aches,pains and toxins. It’s not meant as a weight loss plan but it certainly promises to help reduce belly gut and other extra fat. The basic premise is water and lots of water combined with certain foods, mostly plant based will eliminate and attack all those unwanted areas leaving you feeling lighter, healthier and more energized. I attempted to follow the 5 Day Jumpstart Quench, which is offered in the book including recipes & shopping lists. I failed on day three. I think being restricted from food and only having smoothies was too much for me. I did enjoy some of the drinks and I will incorporate some recipes, exercises and ideas into my daily life but living on mostly liquids certainly isn’t for me. And adding salt to your morning water is NASTY!!!! I think this book has a lot to offer and suggest and is definitely worth exploring.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sheri S.

    Quench introduced some interesting ideas about water and how to increase ingestion of it through eating various fruits, vegetables and seeds (i.e. ground chia seeds). The authors discuss the "quench plan" which involves having smoothies that contain ingredients which positively impact the absorption of water. The book cites many recent studies about water's work in the body and how many people are not getting the water they need each day (which can result in fatigue, brain fog and other challeng Quench introduced some interesting ideas about water and how to increase ingestion of it through eating various fruits, vegetables and seeds (i.e. ground chia seeds). The authors discuss the "quench plan" which involves having smoothies that contain ingredients which positively impact the absorption of water. The book cites many recent studies about water's work in the body and how many people are not getting the water they need each day (which can result in fatigue, brain fog and other challenges). One of the suggestions I may try is adding lemon juice and a dash of sea salt to the first glass of water I drink in the morning.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Nathan

    It's probably no surprise to any reader that most people are dehydrated to varying degrees; this book offers reasons for why that is and remedies to fix it. The main point that appears to be where this book digs its heels is that water is better absorbed when its in a gelatinous state, as opposed to when you're drinking it straight of a bottle, or from the tap. Via published scientific reports, experiences with various patients, and knowledge about various cultures (that have made the suggested It's probably no surprise to any reader that most people are dehydrated to varying degrees; this book offers reasons for why that is and remedies to fix it. The main point that appears to be where this book digs its heels is that water is better absorbed when its in a gelatinous state, as opposed to when you're drinking it straight of a bottle, or from the tap. Via published scientific reports, experiences with various patients, and knowledge about various cultures (that have made the suggested eating/drinking habits tried and true), the two authors want to present a program meant to incur a holistic change of health for the reader, whether you are an office worker subject to a sedentary lifestyle, or an athletic person seeking for that edge to stave off injury and prolong endurance. Admittedly, the book doesn't pop with the pizzazz that so many of these types of diet books get you with, and I'd attribute that to the fact that the authors aren't salespeople by trade; they want to see you living life to the fullest, and they think this is a fast lane to such a goal. If the presentation of the program feels more unpracticed and clinical than stuff you've read in the past, maybe that's the reason. Other reviews mention contradictions regarding foods and drinks in the diet, but I hardly think it's enough to dissuade me from suggesting that anyone turn away from the "Quench" plan or at least something resembling it---in effect, this book is full of neat-looking smoothie, soup, and drink recipes that will certainly have you feeling better that, frankly, would be worth the price of the book alone. Personally, I already incorporate many of these foods in my diet, and I can agree that they make a world of difference. If you're not a health nut, then please, by all means, read this and consider the information therein. I don't believe there's a single thing in this plan that would be of any detriment to you (unless you're allergic to something). It might hurt your wallet a little, but the book also provides some wiggle room for substitutions based on budgetary constraints. Just try a few things if you're skeptical, a few things you know you can manage. It's a good recommend from me. There's great information on display in the book, I've learned some tips and treats to put into place in my life, and I know of several people who could severely benefit from a program like this. Many thanks to NetGalley for the advance copy.

  6. 5 out of 5

    delancey | reading_brb

    2.5/3 Great little tid-bits of information. Interesting ideas. Watch my full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxM5_... 2.5/3 Great little tid-bits of information. Interesting ideas. Watch my full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxM5_...

  7. 5 out of 5

    Brianna Goldenstein

    Fascinating overview of hydration and how to achieve it I loved this book! The science was sound and it is well referenced. I learned a ton I didn’t know and I’ve been reading in health and wellness for over 10 years now. I especially love how practical it is to apply these tips. You can do as little or as much as you like. It may be difficult if your transitioning from a standard American diet but if you’re already eating fairly well - not too much processed, watching dairy and meat intake, thin Fascinating overview of hydration and how to achieve it I loved this book! The science was sound and it is well referenced. I learned a ton I didn’t know and I’ve been reading in health and wellness for over 10 years now. I especially love how practical it is to apply these tips. You can do as little or as much as you like. It may be difficult if your transitioning from a standard American diet but if you’re already eating fairly well - not too much processed, watching dairy and meat intake, thinking about quality (organic, locally sourced) and buying on occasion, you’ll find this a nice next step. I’m so excited about this book I plan on reading all the recommendations they give and trying as many recipes as I can (have some food sensitivities so won’t be able to for some). I do think this is information for everyone - and I’m hoping for me personally that the Quench program holds the key to my chronic dry eyes. Definitley a good read!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Meg Perin

    Snippets taken from this book: * water from fruits and veggies are far better for you than water * water from the tap is better for you than bottled water (cheaper, too) * great recipe for "gatorade" * great tips for how to avoid environmental dehydration (ex. air conditioning, poor posture) * micro-movements throughout the day can help with hydration * recipes at the end to get started * the benefits of massage therapy combined with the healing process Beneficial that it had a section for kids and tee Snippets taken from this book: * water from fruits and veggies are far better for you than water * water from the tap is better for you than bottled water (cheaper, too) * great recipe for "gatorade" * great tips for how to avoid environmental dehydration (ex. air conditioning, poor posture) * micro-movements throughout the day can help with hydration * recipes at the end to get started * the benefits of massage therapy combined with the healing process Beneficial that it had a section for kids and teens who play sports or are active and how to stay hydrated.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Stacey

    3.5 stars. The list art of hydration - really good information about how to effectively hydrate your body at the cellular level. The most valuable chapter is the 5-day quench program.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher- Chronic headaches...brain fog...fatigue...weight gain...insomnia...gut pain...autoimmune conditions. We may think these and other all-too-common modern maladies are due to gluten intake or too much sugar or too little exercise. But there is another missing piece to the health puzzle: Proper hydration. Yes, even in this era of Poland Spring many of us are dehydrated due to mo I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher- Chronic headaches...brain fog...fatigue...weight gain...insomnia...gut pain...autoimmune conditions. We may think these and other all-too-common modern maladies are due to gluten intake or too much sugar or too little exercise. But there is another missing piece to the health puzzle: Proper hydration. Yes, even in this era of Poland Spring many of us are dehydrated due to moisture lacking diets, artificial environments, medications, and over-dependence on water as our only source of hydration. For this reason, that new diet or exercise plan may fail because our body doesn't have enough moisture to support it. Quench presents a wellness routine that can reverse all of that, based on breakthrough new science in the field of hydration. Readers will be surprised to learn that drinking too much water can flush out vital nutrients and electrolytes. Here is where "gel water" comes in: the water from plants (like cucumber, berries, aloe), which our bodies are designed to truly absorb right down to the cellular level. In fact, Ms. Bria's work as an anthropologist led her to the realization that desert people stay hydrated almost exclusively from what they eat, including gel plants like cactus. Based on groundbreaking science from the University of Washington's Pollack Water Lab and other research, Quench offers a five-day jump-start plan: hydrating meal plans and the heart of the program, smoothies, and elixirs using the most hydrating and nutrient-packed plants. Another unique feature of their approach is micro-movements-small, simple movements you can make a few times a day that will move water through your fascia, the connective tissue responsible for hydrating our bodies. You will experience more energy, focus, and better digestion within five days...then move onto the lifetime plan for continued improvements, even elimination of symptoms. I don't drink enough water - in fact, every night I curse that I have not drunk enough water as I feel dehydrated and just yucky. The laundry list of medical issues that MAY be affected by drinking more water is long - but I would NEVER suggest that you stop taking your medications and replace them with water without talking to your doctor first .... that is not emphasized enough in my opinion. I like how they said bottled water wasn't the answer but good old tap water is much more affordable than the plant-based waters and "gel waters" that are suggested, IMHO and it is calorie free vs. having a smoothie. Some of the science seemed a little out there for me (yes, Yerba Mate has lots of plant proteins and minerals but it is also LADEN with caffeine!) but in the end, I came away with the fact that drinking more water every day isn't going to hurt you. 3.5 stars --- I will round it down to three as the sketchiness kind of turned me a bit off at times.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Chantal

    Quench is an illuminating book about the newest hydration science. My brother sent me this book filled with tips and formulas for hydrating. (Thanks, Den!) Here are a few things I learned: 1. It’s been discovered that water actually has a fourth state, a gel state that is found in the body’s facia. What?! Yes. It’s more like H32O, than H2O. 2. Fruit is super hydrating and sometimes even more effective than water. 3. Chia seeds are super hydrating. 4. Simply moving the body, even very small movements Quench is an illuminating book about the newest hydration science. My brother sent me this book filled with tips and formulas for hydrating. (Thanks, Den!) Here are a few things I learned: 1. It’s been discovered that water actually has a fourth state, a gel state that is found in the body’s facia. What?! Yes. It’s more like H32O, than H2O. 2. Fruit is super hydrating and sometimes even more effective than water. 3. Chia seeds are super hydrating. 4. Simply moving the body, even very small movements, is hydrating. 5. Sweat does an excellent job of removing waste from the body, but it should be cleaned off your skin immediately to prevent your skin from simply reabsorbing these impurities. 6. The infrared light lamp really is hydrating—I had been skeptical about this newest trend, but now I’m a believer. 7. Salt is not as horrible as has been said. Sea salt or Himalayan salt (not table salt!) is actually good for you, in moderation. 8. Hydration is especially important to prevent injuries in athletes. Especially concussions. 9. That mid-afternoon zombie state? It’s caused by dehydration. 10. And below are the most hydrating fruits and vegetables:

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sumi Singh

    Do you suffer from dehydration, stiff muscles, poor circulation, frequent urinary tract infections, and battle to lose weight? This is the book for you! What gripped me about this book is that I am one of those persons who eat healthily and try to drink 8 glasses of water a day, but still am not getting it right. I am not alone for the science and research around water seems to also have gotten it wrong. Water straight from mother earth is rich in minerals and electrolytes for proper hydration. B Do you suffer from dehydration, stiff muscles, poor circulation, frequent urinary tract infections, and battle to lose weight? This is the book for you! What gripped me about this book is that I am one of those persons who eat healthily and try to drink 8 glasses of water a day, but still am not getting it right. I am not alone for the science and research around water seems to also have gotten it wrong. Water straight from mother earth is rich in minerals and electrolytes for proper hydration. But many don't have access to this supply of water and are forced to drink purified water that lacks minerals. Bottled water may not be the answer for the source may be questionable. In that vein, water can be saved by placing a pinch of sea salt with a squeeze of lemon to enjoy. This concoction allows the body to absorb proper nutrients to soak the body and not just pass through. Many people are told to drink 8 glasses of water and they ought to feel hydrated. That's not the case as people suffer from chronic diseases, obesity, and many other conditions in today's manic lifestyle. Dr. Cohen says the lifestyle we're leading is dehydrating people more than anything else. We're not eating hydrating fruits and vegetables to avoid the effects of dehydration. Leafy greens are 98% full of water and nutrition. Various fruits such as cucumbers, apples, pears, watermelon are filled with hydrating waters that are good for the body. Chewing food merely releases 35% of nutritional materials of food, whilst blending allows 90% of nutrients to be absorbed! A smoothie a day provides energy, fewer aches, and pains, and lifts the mood. But be careful what you place in a smoothie - bananas, papaya, and pineapples have a high sugar content. Opt for half an avo or leafy greens for great flavor. Chia seeds are filled with fiber, protein, and are high in Omega 3 fatty acids and should be included in any diet. Another astounding fact is that our bodies are covered in fascia. Aches and pains start in the fascia and can be the leading cause of poor blood circulation, injuries, and stiffness in joints. By hydrating the fascia through adequate water intake will improve greatly. Drybrushing of the skin can allow for self-massage of the fascia before hopping into the shower. As we age, we need to increase our water intake and not only depend on diuretic beverages to keep the body going. They're laden in sugar that passes through the body quickly and keeps us up at night. Chamomile tea at bedtime helps the body to relax and detox through the night. Don't forget to stretch, do yoga and keep taking walk breaks to the toilet. If you're drinking enough water that should be 6-7 times a day! This book was a fascinating read. It gave insightful knowledge on how to take proper care of the body by feeding it nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables for proper hydration. Well worth the read!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    "Quench" is about hydration through eating plants and through movement. I've been interested in this concept of a fourth phase of water since watching a YouTube TEDX presentation about it. This book used that same material and other information you can easily find on the internet, though she did include some information about fascia that I hadn't heard before. The authors talked about how your body uses water and how dehydration may be a cause behind various health conditions. They talked about t "Quench" is about hydration through eating plants and through movement. I've been interested in this concept of a fourth phase of water since watching a YouTube TEDX presentation about it. This book used that same material and other information you can easily find on the internet, though she did include some information about fascia that I hadn't heard before. The authors talked about how your body uses water and how dehydration may be a cause behind various health conditions. They talked about the fourth state of water, which naturally occurs in abundance in foods like fruits and vegetables. They talked about how eating whole fruits and veggies is a good way to hydrate and how movement, even small movements, helps to keep you hydrated. Unfortunately, I often didn't find the descriptions of suggested micro-movements to be clear and the simplistic illustrations didn't clarify things for me. They also talked about hydration for anti-aging and in special populations, like children and the elderly. They included smoothie, soup, and other hydrating recipes and a 5-day plan of what to eat and drink to be optimally hydrated. Unfortunately, they would often say one thing in one spot and then say something seemingly contradictory in another spot. For example, they talked about how great Yerba Mate is for hydration, but it's high in caffeine (which they don't mention). Yet they strongly recommend that you minimize or eliminate tea and coffee due to its caffeine content. Then they talked about a study that shows that up to 4 cups of coffee will not dehydrate you. Also, they suggested adding a pinch of salt to every glass of water you drink even though salt is dehydrating. So it is a good topic, but the presentation was confusing at times. I received an ebook Advanced Reader Copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Bea

    I read this book based off of a recommendation from a blogger that I follow. She said this book was about how you need to hydrate yourself, but proper hydration is best absorbed through eating instead of drinking plain water. That alone piqued my interest so I decided to give this book a try. In the beginning they talk about how a lot of ailments can be solved or lessened just by being hydrated since we are made of 99% of water. Every part of our body, big and small needs water to function, so w I read this book based off of a recommendation from a blogger that I follow. She said this book was about how you need to hydrate yourself, but proper hydration is best absorbed through eating instead of drinking plain water. That alone piqued my interest so I decided to give this book a try. In the beginning they talk about how a lot of ailments can be solved or lessened just by being hydrated since we are made of 99% of water. Every part of our body, big and small needs water to function, so without it things start to slow down or stop which affects our mindset and body function. This book tells you why you need to "eat" your water instead of drinking it, how you can help move the water around in your body with micro movements and why, how fat is good for your body and a few other things related to hydrating your body. I especially liked the case studies they included because it would detail the different health problems people had and how the Quench Plan helped to relieve or eliminate their problems. I don't know if I would go through the whole Quench Plan myself since I don't have any health problems, but I have started drinking water with lemon first thing in the morning and I plan on trying some of the smoothie recipes and micro movements. All in all it was a good read since I'm more aware of how to hydrate better and how water affects every single part of our bodies.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jess Macallan

    Adequate hydration is essential for overall health, and most of us are chronically dehydrated. Thankfully the authors of QUENCH teach readers simple steps and recipes to improve hydration, with plenty of explanations and research to clarify why it's necessary. What I liked most about this book is how most readers should find the recipes, micromovements, and hydration recommendations easy and sustainable for the recommended 5-day period. I'm excited to try a few of the recipes, such as Chilled Hon Adequate hydration is essential for overall health, and most of us are chronically dehydrated. Thankfully the authors of QUENCH teach readers simple steps and recipes to improve hydration, with plenty of explanations and research to clarify why it's necessary. What I liked most about this book is how most readers should find the recipes, micromovements, and hydration recommendations easy and sustainable for the recommended 5-day period. I'm excited to try a few of the recipes, such as Chilled Honeydew-Pear Soup, Bone Broth with Sauteed Nectarines and Pine Nuts, White Gazpacho, and Raspberry Rose Chia Jam. This book isn't pushing a new fad diet or set of dietary restrictions but instead offers smart, straightforward options to improve your daily hydration and health without feeling overwhelmed. I appreciated the emphasis on dispelling the myths around fat, recommending against artificial sweeteners, and the appendix information on the elimination diet. The resource section has a number of options for readers who want to do further research. I received an e-copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Elaine Young

    I received Quench in a goodreads giveaway from hatchette books. I was pleased to get an early copy because I thought I would find the book helpful. The authors of Quench:Beat Fatigue,Drop Weight, and Heal Your Body Through the New Science of Optimum Hydration are Dr. Dana Cohen, who practices integrative medicine and Gina Bria, who is an anthropologist and speaker who specializes in science and hydration. They believe that proper hydration is important for optimal health and performance,and can I received Quench in a goodreads giveaway from hatchette books. I was pleased to get an early copy because I thought I would find the book helpful. The authors of Quench:Beat Fatigue,Drop Weight, and Heal Your Body Through the New Science of Optimum Hydration are Dr. Dana Cohen, who practices integrative medicine and Gina Bria, who is an anthropologist and speaker who specializes in science and hydration. They believe that proper hydration is important for optimal health and performance,and can eliminate many ailments. Quench is based on new science and research that the authors have used to create a 5 day jump start program, which has one eat water instead of drinking it. They also include small simple exercises that help move the water through the connective tissue which hydrates the body. There are also recipes and meal plans included in the book. I thought this book was very interesting, as well as informative and helpful. After trying the 5 day jump start program I had more energy and generally felt better.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer ~BookHermitt

    This book is obviously about hydration. Yes, we all know we need to stay hydrated. This book has a different look at ways to stay hydrated. Like having a green smoothie every day. Getting hydrated by foods is key to proper hydration. One author is a doctor the other is an archaeologist. Strange "bed fellows" you might think but the archaeologist has an interesting take on how people centuries ago stayed hydrated, especially those desert dwellers. Lots in this book we all know but do not practice This book is obviously about hydration. Yes, we all know we need to stay hydrated. This book has a different look at ways to stay hydrated. Like having a green smoothie every day. Getting hydrated by foods is key to proper hydration. One author is a doctor the other is an archaeologist. Strange "bed fellows" you might think but the archaeologist has an interesting take on how people centuries ago stayed hydrated, especially those desert dwellers. Lots in this book we all know but do not practice. But the authors do a great job of explaining why we don't do what we should and why we should. I have started to use most of what they talk about in this book every day so we shall see. :)

  18. 5 out of 5

    Meg

    I enjoyed the anthropological angle of this book, but found the actual plan difficult to employ. (One would have to memorize all of the micromovements, and the Quench Plan, while flexible, relies on a fair amount of meat protein for energy, and to balance low-calorie produce.) Bonus star for a brilliant array of resources at the back of the book. My big takeaway? Whole plants = hydration, even better than glasses of water.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I wanted to see if I was dehydrated (I'm not) and it's a book filled with all kinds of tips and tricks to get your water in. (fruits, vegetables, chia seeds) and it would be a great book for someone who doesn't drink water and doesn't get enough water. There was lots and lots of information for various ailments and ways to improve your intake. Mostly, I skimmed the book and read some areas of interest for me. I wanted to see if I was dehydrated (I'm not) and it's a book filled with all kinds of tips and tricks to get your water in. (fruits, vegetables, chia seeds) and it would be a great book for someone who doesn't drink water and doesn't get enough water. There was lots and lots of information for various ailments and ways to improve your intake. Mostly, I skimmed the book and read some areas of interest for me.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Susannah

    Very interesting application of an anthropologists training combined with a naturopaths to develop hydration recommendations based on desert based peoples. Makes sense right!? Desert dwellers dont carry water bottles around with them all the time. Turns out they carry chia seeds and we should too. I am using much of what I learned in this book. The only thing is that I think it could have been a lot shorter.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Rhiannon

    I have a background in nursing and perhaps that's why I am interested. I skimmed over alot and focused on the practical applications. I will try to utilize more of the recommended plants and chia to my diet and am hoping to be like one of the 'case studies'. There is alot of other "science" It was bold to quote some of the claims and to be honest I did not fact check the referenced articles and studies in the back of the book. I have a background in nursing and perhaps that's why I am interested. I skimmed over alot and focused on the practical applications. I will try to utilize more of the recommended plants and chia to my diet and am hoping to be like one of the 'case studies'. There is alot of other "science" It was bold to quote some of the claims and to be honest I did not fact check the referenced articles and studies in the back of the book.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Anthony

    The message of the book is laudable, but this is more of a diet and lifestyle recommendation book. I was looking for more scientific information. This is book would be good to get you started on your health journey if you are middle aged and at ground zero, never having done anything to improve your health - proper hydration is hugely important. But if you’re already healthy, and have heard the authors on a podcast about this subject, then you won’t learn any more by reading the book.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Terri

    3.5 I admit I just kind of skimmed this book and read more closely the parts that drew my attention. It explores different ways to stay hydrated other than just gulping glasses of water and also talks about nutrition in general. There were some interesting and unique ideas and I learned some new things that I will try to incorporate into my days. At the end, there are meal plans and recipes.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Christy ofthewoods

    For me, this book was invaluable. I’ve always been told to drink more water but never told why. Now that I understand the importance of hydration, I can implement it easily. This is information that seems so obvious that it’s stupid, but in reality, most people don’t realize how badly they are suffering from not doing such a simple task.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Connors

    I picked up this book for chapter 3, on fascia and hydration. That was worthwhile. Much of the book is too chatty for me. Their ideas on application are very specific. I prefer general recommendations, but this could be helpful to some.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    I’m abandoning this book (at least for now?) — it seems to have some good ideas and suggestions, but an entire book on hydration feels like it could be more succinct, and there’s only so much time to read in life, and so many books!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Quinnan Stone

    I really enjoyed this book, it was an easy read and helped me get my head around some of the ways to use and consume EZ water, having been following the work of Dr Pollack, but not really being able to put any of the ideas into action. I am just starting to incorporate some of the ideas of the plan in to my routine. See if they help, I am certainly training better for a week on ground chai water in the morning.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Gayle

    This book had a lot of good information about hydration that is already available. It also had some very interesting information on fascia. I appreciated the idea of making sure we get electrolytes along with our water.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lynn K

    Valuable information! We think we're fully hydrating because we drink our 8 glasses of water every day. Think again! Gina Bria and Dr. Dana Cohen provide a simple plan to truly hydrate. Also check out the Hydration Solution Summit which explains the science behind hydration! Valuable information! We think we're fully hydrating because we drink our 8 glasses of water every day. Think again! Gina Bria and Dr. Dana Cohen provide a simple plan to truly hydrate. Also check out the Hydration Solution Summit which explains the science behind hydration!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Erocchio

    Some excellent points about hydration with emphasize on alternative sources of water using food sources. It got a little repetitive. It suggested a the diet that wasn’t too extreme. However I don’t like books that promote total recovery by using their diet. This book seemed to be doing that.

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